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Friday, February 15, 2019

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Why Maduro is blocking Venezuela-bound humanitarian aid when so many people in his country need it

Morten Wendelbo, Research Fellow, American University School of Public Affairs at Politics + Society – The Conversation - 14 hours ago
These shipments are rarely just about saving lives.

An editor and his newspaper helped build white supremacy in Georgia

Kathy Roberts Forde, Associate Professor, Journalism Department, University of Massachusetts Amherst at Politics + Society – The Conversation - 14 hours ago
Henry W. Grady wanted to promote northern investment in the South – and he was willing to ignore lynchings and the exploitation of black labor.

The Greater Fool

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 14 hours ago
Donald Trump believes he can get his wall built by declaring a national emergency. There is a national emergency, Eugene Robinson writes. But it's not at the southern border of the United States. It's in the White House: The president’s decision to officially declare an emergency — to pretend to build an unbuildable border wall — is not only an act of constitutional vandalism. It is also an act of cowardice, a way to avoid the wrath of Ann Coulter, Rush Limbaugh and the rest of the far-right commentariat. It is an end run around Congress and, as such, constitutes a violation of hi... more »

India Blames Pakistan For Yesterday's Terror Attack In Kashmir That Killed 44 Security Forces

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*The Independent:* *Kashmir car bomb: India warns Pakistan of 'jaw-breaking reply' after suicide bomber leaves 41 police officers dead* The government in Delhi has blamed the incident on Pakistan, and warned it will take swift action in response India has called on the international community to join it in a strong response to the car bombing that killed at least 41 paramilitary police officers in Kashmir on Thursday, the deadliest attack since the region’s militant insurgency began in 1989. The government in Delhi has blamed the incident on Pakistan, with prime minister Narendra... more »


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 14 hours ago
From Jenna Orkin KKK Imperial "Wizard" Shot Plummeting Insect Numbers Threaten "Collapse of Nature" Insect Decline May See Plague of Pests RUSSIA MILITARY PLANES ARRIVE IN VENEZUELA, IRAN'S WARSHIPS MAY FOLLOW TO SUPPORT U.S. FOE (December)Russia Readies Own Web To Survive Global Internet ShutdownGoogle Announces $13 Billion Plan To Expand Data Centers, Office Space Across US Congress Will Not Support Military Intervention In Venezuela In Defiance Of Trump, House Votes To End US Military Support For Saudi War In YemenFormer Apple Attorney In Charge Of Insider Trading Policy Charged... more »

"People With Depression Use Language Differently– Here’s How To Spot It"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 14 hours ago
*"People With Depression Use Language Differently–* * Here’s How To Spot It"* by Mohammed Al-Mosaiwi "From the way you move and sleep, to how you interact with people around you, depression changes just about everything. It is even noticeable in the way you speak and express yourself in writing. Sometimes this “language of depression” can have a powerful effect on others. Just consider the impact of the poetry and song lyrics of Sylvia Plath and Kurt Cobain, who both killed themselves after suffering from depression. Scientists have long tried to pin down the exact relationship betw... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 14 hours ago
No, you can't...

Congress Passes Veto-Proof Spending Bill that Encourages Mass Immigration

Breitbart at Need To Know - 14 hours ago
Representative Mo Brooks (R-AL) says the spending deal will lead to an amnesty for millions of illegal aliens because the bill stops illegal aliens from being deported and makes sure that newly arrived border crossers are resettled in the US.

Amazon Will Pay a Whopping $0 in Federal Taxes on $11.2 Billion Profits. Bezos Cancels NY Campus.

Fortune at Need To Know - 14 hours ago
Amazon canceled its plans to expand to New York, which stood to gain 25,000 jobs and an estimated $27 billion in tax revenue over the next two decades. New York offered the company $3 billion in tax benefits to build a campus in the Long Island City neighborhood.


Jane Burgermeister at BIRDFLU666 WORDPRESS BLOG CONTINUES HERE - 14 hours ago

Singapore may allow scientifically proven medical cannabinoids

Matt Lamers at Marijuana Business Daily - 14 hours ago
Singapore’s government signaled it could be ready to follow regional neighbors Thailand and South Korea in allowing pharmaceutical products containing cannabinoids. “It is important to differentiate between products containing unprocessed or raw cannabis and pharmaceutical products containing cannabinoids,” the Ministry of Home Affairs and Ministry of Health said in a joint statement this week clarifying […] Singapore may allow scientifically proven medical cannabinoids is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs

Alaska marijuana business owners to gain access to financial services

Nick Thomas at Marijuana Business Daily - 14 hours ago
A nonprofit credit union in Alaska, Anchorage-based Credit Union 1, is set to begin offering financial services to cannabis companies in the state in March, which will allow those businesses an avenue to reduce their reliance on cash. It is the first time marijuana companies in the state have had access to this kind of banking option, according […] Alaska marijuana business owners to gain access to financial services is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs

When Considering Venezuela’s Guaidó, Remember Victoria Nuland

21wire at 21st Century Wire - 14 hours ago
*21WIRE* | A brief behind-the-scenes look at how Washington micro-manages its electoral meddling and regime change operations in foreign countries.

Irving Shipbuilding accused of “heavy handed” treatment of subcontractor

Tim Bousquet at Halifax Examiner - 15 hours ago
News 1. Court Watch Irving Shipbuilding Maritime Associates International, Inc. (MAII), an American firm with offices in North Carolina, Florida, and British Columbia, is suing Irving Shipbuilding (ISI) for what it says is Irving’s “high handed” refusal to accept MAII’s work product. At issue is the provision of water-tight doors and hatches for the six […]

Friday Morning Links

Greg Fingas at Accidental Deliberations - 15 hours ago
Assorted content to end your week. - The Courage Coalition makes the case for Canada to pursue a Green New Deal of its own. And Hadrian Mertins-Kirkwood points out the intergenerational harm of leaving climate breakdown to continue unabated, while Alastair Sharp reports on a new paper as to the problem with oil companies rewarding executives for unsustainable fossil fuel dependence. - Meanwhile, James MacLean sees the Saskatchewan Party's just-concluded carbon tax reference as a prime example of the problems with trying to use posturing in court as a substitute for reasonable polic... more »

The U.S. Withdrawal From Syria Is an Opportunity for China

msaltskogguest at Lawfare - 15 hours ago
Photo Credit: Getty Images via The New Arab The announcement that the United States will withdraw its remaining troops from Syria has clear implications for many players with interests at stake in the ongoing civil war. Attention has focused on what the U.S. withdrawal will mean for the Kurds, and whether Turkey will be less restrained, or how Iran and Russia might try to project influence farther east in rebel-held territories retaken from the Islamic State. Noticeably absent from these analyses has been how the withdrawal would affect another great power with vested interests in... more »

Western Defence Spending Rises In 2018

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* *IISS:* *On the up: Western defence spending in 2018* *Contrary to Trump’s claim, US direct spending on European defence is smaller than those of European NATO states, according to data in The Military Balance 2019. However, European members have yet to reach the 2% target.* Global defence spending in 2018 amounted to over US$1.67 trillion. This was an increase of more than US$80 billion over the previous year and reflected higher spending in Western states, notably the United States. Indeed, the US has driven the global rise in spending, with a 5% r... more »

An expensive new space arms race

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 15 hours ago
RT reports: A new US intelligence report portraying Moscow and Beijing as trying to bring warfare into the heavens has drawn the ire of China, which insists that space is not Washington’s “private property.” *“I want to make it clear that outer space belongs to all mankind. It is not exclusively owned by any one country and especially not the private property of the US,”* Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said, referring to the latest paper by the Pentagon’s Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA). Hua slammed the *“unwarranted and utterly baseless comments”* in the DI... more »


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 15 hours ago
President Trump plans to declare a national emergency in order to get his wall built. Democratis in the House will then vote to block him, and they'll force a vote on the same measure in the Senate. The conventional wisdom is that the Senate might join the House in rejecting the emergency declaration. That's preposterous. *The New York Times* explains what's about to happen: Under the National Emergencies Act, the House and the Senate can take up what is called a joint resolution of termination to end the emergency status if they believe the president is acting irresponsibly or the... more »


Jane Burgermeister at BIRDFLU666 WORDPRESS BLOG CONTINUES HERE - 15 hours ago
*From BBC* *Trade talks between the US and China have broken up without a deal, with the US warning that "very difficult issues" remain unresolved.* *The talks in China this week were aimed at securing a new deal before further US tariffs are imposed on 1 March.* *China said negotiations would now continue in the US next week.* *"We feel that we have to make headway on some very, very important and very difficult issues," said top US trade negotiator Robert Lighthizer.* *However, he said he was "hopeful" of progress.* *President Xi Jinping said he hoped talks next week would "continue t... more »

Putin: Europe does not want to host US missiles, but won’t dare to object

TASS at The Duran - 15 hours ago
The post Putin: Europe does not want to host US missiles, but won’t dare to object appeared first on The Duran.

Serbia not planning sanctions against Russia, committed to TurkStream project

TASS at The Duran - 15 hours ago
The post Serbia not planning sanctions against Russia, committed to TurkStream project appeared first on The Duran.

Poll reveals Russians’ sentiment on Soviet military presence in Afghanistan, 30 years on

TASS at The Duran - 15 hours ago
The post Poll reveals Russians’ sentiment on Soviet military presence in Afghanistan, 30 years on appeared first on The Duran.

Tax authorities in Greece are seizing bank accounts en masse to pay banksters

Jane Burgermeister at BIRDFLU666 WORDPRESS BLOG CONTINUES HERE - 15 hours ago
*Greek tax authorities are averaging 19 confiscations per working hour, seizing deposits in 118,361 bank accounts belonging to taxpayers with debts to the tax authorities.* http://www.ekathimerini.com/237728/article/ekathimerini/business/tax-authorities-perform-19-confiscations-per-hour *The US federal income tax was introduced in 1913 to pay for the newly privatized federal reserve. * *Federal taxes replaced tariffs, the main source of government revenue at the time. This, because banksters wanted a powerful government bureaucracy with almost limitless right to shake people done ... more »

Benjamin Netanyahu - Dragging the World Into a War Against Iran

A Political Junkie at Viable Opposition - 15 hours ago
At the recent meeting of 62 world leaders in Warsaw entitled "the Ministerial to Promote a Future of Peace and Security in the Middle East", despite the fact that the meeting was touted as a Middle East peace summit, Iran became the focus of discussion even though this was how the meeting was touted by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Poland's Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz: "*This meeting -- bringing together more than 60 nations and representatives from the European Union and NATO -- is historic for showing our seriousness and unity of purpose. We will discuss violent i... more »

On the Connection Between Athenian Democracy and Warcraft

Anoop Verma at The Verma Report - 15 hours ago
Greek bust of Herodotus The Ancient Athenians had developed their democratic constitution and political institutions more than a century before Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle. With the adoption of Solon’s constitution and the reforms of Cleisthenes, Athens had become a democratic state with a federal structure, and this seems to have led to an improvement in the military capabilities of the Athenians. In 506 BCE when Athens was attacked from three sides, they were able to mobilize an army and defeat the invaders. Herodotus, in his *The* *Histories*, connects the performance of the ... more »

The Best Pre-Carnival ‘Bloco’ Parties this Weekend

Jack Arnhold at The Rio Times - 15 hours ago
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – It may still be two weeks until the biggest party on the planet, but cariocas and gringos alike are already getting well into the Carnival spirit, with tons of pre-Carnival ‘blocos’ (Carnival street parties) popping up all throughout the month. Here are five of the […] The post The Best Pre-Carnival ‘Bloco’ Parties this Weekend appeared first on The Rio Times.

Rio Nightlife Guide for Friday, February 15, 2019

Jack Arnhold at The Rio Times - 15 hours ago
We have the top three picks for this Friday, and below there is a list of bars and lounges that are always a good option. PARTY: Pré-Carnaval da Ladeira @ Casarão Floresta (Cosme Velho) – The build-up to Carnival is reaching fever pitch, and here is another huge pre-Carnival party to get everyone in the […] The post Rio Nightlife Guide for Friday, February 15, 2019 appeared first on The Rio Times.

How One Nation Destroyed Their Own Air Force

Michael Peck at Test Feed Using Fields - 15 hours ago
*Michael Peck* *Security, * Any guesses? *Numerous senior and field-grade officers were purged. More than 300 F-16 pilots were dismissed. This defanged the Turkish military as a political threat, and strengthened the increasingly authoritarian rule of Erdogan and his neo-Ottoman Justice and Development Party, which has imprisoned many journalists. But it left a gaping question: who would be left to fly Turkey's jet **fighters?* Fighter pilots aren't cheap. The U.S. Air Force estimates that training a new pilot to fly a plane like the F-35 costs $11 million. And that doesn't co... more »

Meet the 5 Deadliest Revolvers and Rifles On the Planet Today

Kyle Mizokami at Test Feed Using Fields - 15 hours ago
*Kyle Mizokami* *Security, * One deadly list. *Like all .357 Magnums, the 686 can shoot the less powerful .38 Special ammunition. The 686 features a four-inch barrel, has an overall length of 9.6 inches and weighs two-and-a-half pounds. It also adjustable sights, a double-action firing system and a stainless steel finish. A deluxe model comes with a larger, seven-round cylinder.* *(This first appeared as two **separate** posts last year and is being recirculated due to reader interest.)* *5 Best Revolvers* The revolver was one of the first multi-shot handguns. The revolver con... more »

The U.S. Navy's New Stealth Destroyer's: A Laser-Armed Warship?

Kris Osborn at Test Feed Using Fields - 15 hours ago
*Kris Osborn* *Security, * Some big upgrades could be coming soon. As the Navy commissions its second Zumwalt-class stealthy new destroyer, the service is expanding the strategic scope for the attack vessels and engineering the ships for new weapons, improved sensors and advanced applications of Artificial Intelligence and cloud technologies. Beneath the highly visible shadow of its first-in-class stealthy USS Zumwalt destroyer, the Navy has been quietly making rapid progress with its second Zumwalt-class destroyer – the now commissioned USS Michael Monsoor. The Monsoor was com... more »

USA economy about to implode in death debt spiral, says Peter Schiff

Jane Burgermeister at BIRDFLU666 WORDPRESS BLOG CONTINUES HERE - 15 hours ago
*Pundit Peter Schiff says the US economy is about to implode under the burden of record levels of debt and interest rates, which are a byproduct of its private system of money creation.* *From Zerohedge* *However, Peter traces the moves of the Federal Reserve all the way back to the first rate hike of December 2015 and shows how the central bank has put the United States on a path toward a financial crisis that will be bigger than 2008. Peter insists he’s been right about what would happen all along, it’s just taken us a little longer to get to the actual financial disaster than ... more »


Jane Burgermeister at BIRDFLU666 WORDPRESS BLOG CONTINUES HERE - 15 hours ago
*Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson had threatened to send the warship to the Pacific in response to Beijing's military ambitions.* *PUBLISHEDFEB 15, 2019, 5:00 AM SGTFACEBOOKTWITTEREMAILLONDON • Chinese Vice-Premier Hu Chunhua has cancelled trade talks with Britain's Finance Minister Philip Hammond, after Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson threatened to deploy an aircraft carrier in Beijing's backyard, The Sun newspaper reported yesterday.* *Mr Hu was due to hold trade talks with Mr Hammond this weekend. Instead, the newspaper said, Mr Hu cancelled the talks in protest against Mr ... more »


Jane Burgermeister at BIRDFLU666 WORDPRESS BLOG CONTINUES HERE - 15 hours ago
*An editorial in The Guardian seems to be calling for a cross party national emergency government to take control of the Brexit trainwreck.* https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/feb/14/the-guardian-view-on-parliament-and-brexit-theresa-mays-approach-has-failed *A dozen Government ministers could quit to prevent a no deal Brexit pushed by the members of the UK government whose behaviour another Guardian commentator calls "certifiable."* https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/feb/14/ask-the-eu-can-you-negotiate-with-people-who-are-certifiable *Former attorney general Domin... more »

BBC producer says douma chemical attack staged to spark Globalist WW3

Jane Burgermeister at BIRDFLU666 WORDPRESS BLOG CONTINUES HERE - 15 hours ago
*Austerity, false flags, propaganda, war. The pattern of control used by Globalist private bankers over and again. It happened before WW1, WW2, and almost WW3 last year.* *From the BBC* *A BBC producer believes that scenes from a hospital in Syria’s Douma, which ignited a media frenzy in 2018 after showing children allegedly suffering from chemicals, were staged. But he says Assad did attack the town.* https://www.rt.com/news/451538-bbc-douma-chemical-staged/

Bankster repression, repression, everywhere you look. Yellow Vests, Catalan separatists...

Jane Burgermeister at BIRDFLU666 WORDPRESS BLOG CONTINUES HERE - 15 hours ago
From the UN *A mosaic of despotism has emerged in Europe as the private banksters use extreme violence to crush French austerity protestors, condemned now by the UN, as well as to crush Catalan separatists.* *Spain has launched a PR campaign after it put 12 Catalan **leaders on a show trial in Madrid for exercising their right to free speech and succession**, a PR campaign backed also by Banco Santander.* https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/catalan-leaders-face-day-ofreckoning-vtd86gj2t Excerpts from media *French protesters’ rights have been “disproportionately curtailed” during th... more »

India warns of 'crushing response' to Kashmir suicide attack

Just In - 16 hours ago
India's prime minister warns of a "crushing response" to the suicide bombing of a paramilitary convoy in Indian-controlled Kashmir, an attack that killed 44 and is now the deadliest in the divided region's volatile history.

Candyish Government

Pierre Lemieux at Econlib - 16 hours ago
If public goods exist, the prime instance must be the fight against real epidemics—epidemics of infectious diseases—and the fight against antibiotic resistance. Recall that the economic definition of a “public good” is a good (or service) that everybody wants, is non-rival in consumption (all consumers can consume it simultaneously), and from which consumers cannot be […] The post Candyish Government appeared first on Econlib.

President Putin’s “Great Society” Program Will Build The Future Russia

Andrew KORYBKO at OrientalReview.org - 16 hours ago
The Russian government announced that it’ll commit approximately $390 billion to implementing President Putin’s “May Decrees” that he issued following his reelection last year on a promise to revitalize the domestic economy and finally deliver tangible benefits to the majority of the population, especially those outside of the main cities […] The post President Putin’s “Great Society” Program Will Build The Future Russia appeared first on OrientalReview.org.

Is This Whole Wall Mess Going To Get Trump Impeached-- Not Russia, The Vanity Wall?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 16 hours ago
No government shutdown today. The Senate passed the compromise bill 83-16 and then the House passed it 300-128 at night. 87 Republicans voted yes and 109 of them voted NO. 213 Dems voted yes and just 19 Democrats voted NO. The Democratic NO votes included some of the most progressive Dems (AOC, Raul Grijalva, Ayanna Pressley, Adriano Espaillat, Chuy Garcia, Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar, Yvette Clarke...) as well as some of the most conservative Dems, albeit all Latino conservatives (Juan Vargas, Lou Correa, Vicente Gonzalez, Filemon Vela). Pramila Jayapal, one of Congress' most dedi... more »

How To Tell If You Were Targeted For Layoff Due To Age

Donna Ballman at Screw You Guys, I'm Going Home - 16 hours ago
Layoffs seem to come in waves, and I'm seeing more of them right after the holidays, and there have been some big layoff announcements. If another recession kicks in, we'll see even more. Older employees, along with the disabled and pregnant employees, are the most targeted employees in layoffs. There seems to be an assumption that the "old guys" will be retiring soon anyhow so it doesn't matter. It does. Targeting older employees is illegal. How do you figure out whether you were selected due to your age? Here are some factors to consider: - *Comments*: If your boss makes comme... more »

"In Life, It's A Fact..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 16 hours ago
“You are only entitled to the action, never to its fruits.” - Bhagavad Gita "In life, it’s a fact that: You will be unappreciated. You will be sabotaged. You will experience surprising failures. Your expectations will not be met. You will lose. You will fail. How do you carry on then? How do you take pride in yourself and your work? John Wooden’s advice to his players says it: Change the definition of success. “Success is peace of mind, which is a direct result of self satisfaction in knowing you made the effort to do your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming.” ... more »

Houthi forces fire several ballistic missile into southern Saudi Arabia

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 16 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:40 P.M.) – The Houthi forces launched several missiles into southern Saudi Arabia this week, targeting a number of Saudi military sites near the border. According to the official media wing of the Houthi forces, their rocket battalion fired a number of Zilzal-1 ballistic missiles at the Saudi military posts in the Ajasher Desert of […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Thousands of former rebels join Syrian Army ranks in Daraa

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 16 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:20 P.M.) – A large number of former rebels have joined the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) ranks in the Daraa and Al-Quneitra governorates this week, a military communique read on Thursday. According to the report, approximately 7,000 men, many former rebels, were inducted into the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) recently as the military […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Syrian Army conducts new operation against ISIS in southeast Syria

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 16 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:00 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) launched a new combing operation in the southeastern region of the country on Thursday, targeting several areas controlled by the so-called Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh). Led by their 3rd Division, the Syrian Arab Army stormed several Islamic State hideouts in the Badiya Al-Sham region, as their […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Turkey, Russia, Iran reaffirm commitment to maintaining Syria’s territorial integrity

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 16 hours ago
The presidents of Russia, Turkey and Iran adopted a joint statement following their trilateral summit in Russia’s Black Sea resort city of Sochi to reaffirm their commitment to sovereignty and territorial integrity of Syria. The three-page 17-point document sums up the developments which took place in Syria since the three leaders’ previous meeting in Tehran […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Hmmm . . . me Tarzan, you Jain?

Peter at Bayou Renaissance Man - 16 hours ago
For those who may not know, Jainism is an ancient Indian religion that, among other tenets, requires its followers to avoid harming any other living thing. "Causing injury to any being in any form creates bad karma which affects one's rebirth, future well being and suffering." The slaughter of animals for food is anathema to them, as it is to militant vegans - although the latter all too often don't subscribe to Jainism's non-violence creed. Anyway, that's where the title of this article comes from. Be that as it may, a group of vegans in England have come up with a non-violent... more »

More on More or Less

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 17 hours ago
Find my post about that deplorable episode of More or Less and put it together with BBC Watch's recent piece; add them together and what have you got? Yes…. another piece!! To recap: The programme’s attempt to debunk the findings of the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust’s survey about Holocaust denial was utterly ridiculous. The professor of methodology didn’t even spot the gigantic agenda-driven flaw in the programme’s methodology. For a programme whose very title implies balance, (“Is it more? Or is it less? We weigh up the evidence before we judge”) made by an organisation whose ... more »

Legal threats once again force corrections over a scale measuring medication usage

Adam Marcus at Retraction Watch - 17 hours ago
A journal is warning contributors that they should avoid using a controversial scale for assessing adherence to medication regimens or they might wind up wearing an omelette on their faces. The chicken here, of course, is the Morisky Medication Adherence Scale. The instrument was developed by a UCLA professor named Donald Morisky, who with a … Continue reading Legal threats once again force corrections over a scale measuring medication usage

Spain: Two New UFOs Recorded at La Rioja's "ET Base"

Inexplicata (IHU) at Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology - 17 hours ago
*Source: Planeta UFO (Argentina) and www.nuevecuatrouno.com (Spain)Date: 02.15.2019* *Spain: Two New UFOs Recorded at La Rioja's "ET Base* It was only a few weeks ago that the paranormal world was rocked by images recorded by a drone at La Rioja. An unidentified flying object suddenly appeared on the scene, and theories concerning its nature spread like wildfire. To the "Verdad Oculta" (Hidden Truth) channel on YouTube, with nearly 700,000 subscribers, there was only one possible answer: There was an extraterrestrial base in the vicinity of Ribafrecha. Too shocking, too questi... more »

Cannabis business news you may have missed for the week ending Feb. 15 (SLIDESHOW)

Laura Hamilton at Marijuana Business Daily - 17 hours ago
Cannabis business news you may have missed for the week ending Feb. 15 (SLIDESHOW) is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs

Asylum seekers in PNG hospital hope medevac bill will take them to Australia

Natalie Whiting at Just In - 17 hours ago
Asylum seekers in a Port Moresby hospital fear being discharged and losing what they see as a chance of settlement in Australia, after the medical evacuations legislation passed this week.

Former lord mayor Robert Doyle withdraws legal action, clearing way for report's release

Just In - 17 hours ago
Former Melbourne lord mayor Robert Doyle withdraws a Supreme Court action, clearing the way for the City of Melbourne to finalise and release its investigation into allegations he groped a woman at a black tie dinner in 2016.

Facebook criticised for nudging you towards friends' bikini photos

Just In - 17 hours ago
Netizens have discovered something unusual about Facebook's search function. When you request "photos of my female friends", it suggests looking at pictures of them "in bikinis" or "at the beach".

Death of motorcyclist who was hit by wanted car ends in manslaughter charge

Just In - 17 hours ago
A 35-year-old woman is charged with the manslaughter of a motorcyclist who was knocked off his bike by a car which police had been chasing and which had crossed onto the wrong side of a Perth highway.

Warship wreck found 76 years after last battle, 5km underwater

Just In - 17 hours ago
Ghostly images reveal a sleeping giant at the bottom of the ocean — a WWII aircraft carrier that helped turn the tide of World War II.

Sonia Kruger vilified Muslim people in Australia but her comments were not 'racist'

Just In - 17 hours ago
The TV personality caused controversy in 2016 when she called for a ban on Muslim immigration, but the New South Wales Civil and Administrative Tribunal found her comments did not meet the definition of racism.

In Early 2018, 11 Russian Bombers Flew a Mock Attack on a Norwegian Radar Site

David Axe at Test Feed Using Fields - 18 hours ago
*David Axe* *Security, * One question: Why? Eleven Russian bombers in early 2018 flew a mock attack on a Norwegian radar site, Lt. Gen. Morten Haga Lunde, the director of Norway’s intelligence service, revealed in early February 2019. The Su-24 supersonic bombers took off from Monchegorsk air base on the Kola Peninsula, flew out over the Barents Sea then turned and formed into an attack formation before zooming toward the Norwegian town of Vardø, Lunde recalled. "Located on a small island on the Barents Sea coast, Vardø is traditionally a fishing town, but its location close t... more »

Brazil’s Government Finalize Pension System Reform

Lise Alves at The Rio Times - 18 hours ago
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – After weeks of rumors and uncertainties, President Jair Bolsonaro and the government’s economic team have announced they have decided on the pension reform proposal the Executive will be sending to Congress for approval. According to the new social security proposal, a minimum age of […] The post Brazil’s Government Finalize Pension System Reform appeared first on The Rio Times.

Rising CO2 is coincident with less, not more ocean acidification

drinkingwateradvisor at The Drinking Water Advisor - 18 hours ago
“A modest long-term (1800s-present) declining trend in ocean pH values predominantly occurred prior to 1930, or before anthropogenic CO2 emissions began rising precipitously. Since 1930, seawater pH trends have risen slightly, meaning sharply rising CO2 has been coincident with less, … Continue reading →

Britain's Chief Doctor Exits Having Made Poor Case For MMR Safety

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 18 hours ago
by John Stone In November we published an extract from a letter to myself from the British Government's chief medical officer, Dame Sally Davies, and the full text of her letter has now been published by the British Government under... more »

Principal Controversies in Vaccine Safety in the United States

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 18 hours ago
Drs DeStefano and Offit are authors. Accepted Manuscript Principal Controversies in Vaccine Safety in the United States Frank DeStefano, MD, MPH Heather Monk Bodenstab, PharmD Paul A Offit, MD Clinical Infectious Diseases, ciz135, https://doi.org/10.1093/cid/ciz135 Read the full Manuscript here. ABSTRACT... more »

Spain: UFOs Soar Over Tordesillas Yet Again

Inexplicata (IHU) at Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology - 19 hours ago
Source: Planeta UFO and NoticiasCyl.com (Valladolid, Spain) Date: 02.12.2019 Spain: UFOs Soar Over Tordesillas Yet Again On his Cuarto Milenio television program, researcher Iker Jimenez brought to mind the episode of the "Boy of Tordesillas", which occurred in October 1977, when a youngster witnessed how a beam of light, issuing from an unidentified object, pierced his chest. This resulted in numerous neurological surgeries - between fourteen and sixteen - according to the show host. It was an action-reaction, as is often said. Last Sunday, Venancio Alvarez described his UFO sig... more »

End of AfN era

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 19 hours ago
.@bbcthisweek will end after its current run, as presenter @afneil steps down from late-night presenting #bbctw — BBC News Press Team (@BBCNewsPR) February 14, 2019

The U.S. Navy Just Bought Four Giant, Robot Submarines from Boeing

David Axe at Test Feed Using Fields - 20 hours ago
*David Axe* *Security, * Orca could help to fill a yawning gap in the American submarine fleet. In December 2016, the U.S. Navy announced it needed 66 nuclear-powered attack subs, or SSNs, to meet regional commanders' needs. The U.S. Navy has ordered from Boeing four huge robotic submarines, potentially signally an effort to deploy a large number of crewless undersea boats alongside traditional, manned submarines. The Navy's $43-million purchase of four Orca Extra Large Unmanned Undersea Vehicles, or XLUUVs, comes as the fleet struggles to build enough new manned submarines to r... more »

Teacher jailed for historic sex offences

Kerri Worthington at Just In - 20 hours ago
A former Newcastle school teacher is sentenced to 20 years in prison for child sexual abuse offences he committed against school boys in the 1970s and 1980s.

Dairy farmer filmed firing shotgun after heated exchange with animal rights activists

Anthony Pancia And Belinda Varischetti at Just In - 20 hours ago
An ugly clash between a WA farmer and animal activists has prompted calls for calm, but farmers say they've been on edge since the launch of a map revealing the locations of properties around the country.

North Queensland's record-breaking rainfall event was officially 'exceptional'

Kate Doyle at Just In - 20 hours ago
The Bureau of Meteorology releases a special climate statement, due to north Queensland's big rain, officially calling the event "exceptional".

Pitt, Clooney, De Niro sign letter criticising Oscars for 'insulting' relegation

Just In - 20 hours ago
George Clooney, Robert De Niro, Brad Pitt and almost 500 other Hollywood luminaries sign a letter denouncing the decision to hand out four Academy Awards during ad breaks.

Territory tourism blow as youth travel company Contiki pulls out of Alice Springs

Thea Halpin at Just In - 20 hours ago
The international youth travel company pulls the pin on Alice Springs as several other tour operators also threaten to cut their stays in the Central Australian town.

Woman charged with murder after man is killed while walking on remote highway in SA

Just In - 20 hours ago
A woman is charged with murder after a man was allegedly deliberately hit by a car while walking along a remote stretch of a South Australian highway this week.

Death of 9yo boy in suburban Darwin park 'beyond comprehension'

Emilie Gramenz And Matt Garrick at Just In - 20 hours ago
The Darwin Council expresses sympathy to the family of a child who died from what is thought to be "misadventure" at a suburban park, but is yet to say if a safety review of the play equipment will be conducted in the wake of the incident.

'An AVO would not have stopped him': Inquest finds police not at fault for fatal shooting

Melissa Martin at Just In - 20 hours ago
A coronial inquest into the fatal police shooting of a man on the NSW Mid North Coast finds little could have been done to prevent his death.

Peter Schiff: "'This Is The Beginning Of The End' For The Economy"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 20 hours ago
*Peter Schiff: "'This Is The Beginning Of The End' For The Economy"* by Mac Slavo "Peter Schiff, the President and CEO of Euro Pacific Capital, and one of the few who predicted the 2008 Great Recession before it happened has said that what we are experiencing now is “the beginning of the end.” Schiff made his comments during his keynote speech at the Vancouver Resource Investment Conference. The economic guru says that the Federal Reserve has made the decision to halt interest rate hikes in order to attempt to save the flailing stock market – the key indicator for far too many of h... more »

Cardi B & Low Consciousness

cefrith@hotmail.com at Charles Frith - 20 hours ago
Paul Romano breaks down laughing at Cardi-B in the above critique. It's funny, but as I pointed out in her summer time smash hit, there's a lot of Illuminati winks going on. Which is... Although no trees were harmed during the creation of this post, a large number of electrons were greatly inconvenienced

[Vidéo] Pourquoi faire reconnaître le vieillissement comme une maladie ?

Ethical Technology - 20 hours ago
[Vidéo] Pourquoi faire reconnaître le vieillissement comme une maladie ?

Guardian 1989 – Only Communism Can Stop Twelve Feet Of Sea Level Rise

tonyheller at The Deplorable Climate Science Blog - 20 hours ago
Thirty years ago, The Guardian and Canberra Times said that without global communism, sea level would rise one to four meters by the year 2030. GOVERNMENTS must yield national sovereignty to multilateral authorities able to enforce laws “across environmentally invisible … Continue reading →

The Daily Brief 2019-02-14

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 20 hours ago
This is a summary of 12 AMN articles on the following subjects: HTS, Syria, Lebanon, Idlib, Iran, Russia, Turkey, Afghanistan, US, Manbij, Netanyahu, Dhamar, Houthi, Saudi, Yemen, Hmeimim, Daraa, Erdogan, Rouhani, Sochi, Aleppo. We have changed our format from posting full articles to our steem readership to a summarized daily brief, as the article by […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Potential for botulism prompts company to recall ‘natural’ baby and toddler foods

News Desk at Food Safety News - 20 hours ago
Two new mothers who founded a baby food company in 2018 are recalling 11 products because Canadian inspectors found they could permit growth of the bacteria that causes botulism. There are no identifying codes on the products, except for the brand and flavor. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s recall notice does not say how... Continue Reading

Which Is the World's Most Generous Country?

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 20 hours ago
This is completely unexpected. Perhaps we are simply getting better at measuring all this. After all most charity is very private. It is also an excellent counter to the oddity of low Islamic response during Natural disasters. This informs that other factors are at work such as media awareness or censorship and the inability to act through institutions. Charity must be learned or even unlearned from the example of others. We now live in an emerging global civilization in which we all have a surplus of some sort. Those that do need our help, often need it in the form of the non... more »

Vaccinating against chickenpox often causes shingles, even in children

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 20 hours ago
What this makes rather clear is that the cost benefit equatioin for vaccination is not that complelling. Adding additional shingle victims makes it far worse. I have had childhood chicken pox and the course of the disease was mild and equivalent to a nasty cold that sets you back for several days. I have never contracted shingles which is a real risk in my case. Yet the purpose of vaccination is to drive the virus into extinction. Why is this not happening? Has occurrences of this disease actually plummeted? All vaccine protocols need to have these types of meta stats. ... more »

Smile, You’re Speaking Emoji: The Rapid Evolution of a Wordless Tongue

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 20 hours ago
This has gone mostly unremarked, and it is a serious thing that is becoming more and more useful. Recall it is all about an assemblage of abstractions that we have all agreed upon and thus can use to transmit information, particularly in regards to emotional content and context. All that which happens face to face automatically has to be created here and it is working and evolving. With over 700 accepted symbols we are at the point in which we need to contrive a learning cycle to bring folks quickly up to speed. It is going to become even more interesting when we use holog... more »

Without a Trace

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 20 hours ago
[image: Lesbos, Greece, 39°22’44.5" N, 26°14’46.9" E, a still from Traces of Exile, a mixed-media installation by Tomas van Houtryve. Inspired by an augmented-reality app that layers a smartphone camera’s view with nearby social-media posts, the artist captured Instagram selfies posted by refugees on their journeys through Turkey, Greece, and elsewhere in Europe in 2017 and juxtaposed the images over footage of the locations where the social-media posts were created. © Tomas van Houtryve/VII] In the middle of the night a ship founders and a handful of men are lost forever. Becaus... more »

US Company that Smuggled Weapons into Venezuela Is Linked to CIA ‘Black Site’ Renditions

Mintpress News at Need To Know - 20 hours ago
Two top executives at 21 Air, Adolpho Moreno and Michael Steinke, have “either coincidental or direct ties” to Gemini Air Cargo, a company previously named by Amnesty International as one of the air charter services involved in a CIA rendition program.

Gravity of objects in superposition won't teach us anything

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 20 hours ago
For the first time during her full-blown campaign to ban both theoretical and experimental particle physics, Sabine Hossenfelder told her readers what she imagines to be her alternative. In her text When gravity breaks down, she concluded with a wish: I hope to see experimental evidence for quantum gravity in my lifetime. You can easily see why she was elected the new chairwoman of the International Crackpot Movement. Yes, both Smolin and Woit have been dethroned a few years ago. According to this lady, it is impossible for a \(100\TeV\) collider to see new non-gravitational particl... more »

U.S. Forces Have 1,000 ISIS Prisoners In Syria, And They May Have To Release Them

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
A U.S. Army soldier assigned to Task Force Thunder, 3rd Cavalry Regiment, provides security during a routine patrol, Iraq, Dec. 2, 2018. (CJTF-OIR) *Military Times:* *US forces have 1,000 ISIS detainees — and don’t know what to do with them* The Islamic State’s physical territory has dwindled to a ramshackle camp only a few square kilometers wide in eastern Syria’s Deir Ez Zor province. But as the so-called caliphate’s end nears, questions remain about what will become of the roughly 1,000 ISIS fighters who have been detained by U.S. troops and local allies. While some of the ISIS... more »

Don't Be Fooled Again - A Poem by M.N. Hopkins

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 21 hours ago
*Talk of civil war* *Being played by elite lapdogs* *Don't be fooled again* *© ** 2019 M.N. Hopkins* *Note: On a long walk I had been thinking about my two previous poems and how the theme was the same. I thought that it is a same I did not write one more and complete a trilogy. Then, these words came to me as walking. Luckily I carry a pen and napkins in my backpack for moments like this. I wrote this poem on the 13th of February, 2018 in the haiku style of poetry. I published this poem for the first time on my blog today, the 15th of February, 2019.*

Greg Hunter, "Weekly News Wrap-Up 2/15/19"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 hours ago
*"Weekly News Wrap-Up 2/15/19"* *Open Border Bill Sent to Trump, Emergency Declared,* * Central Banks Still Buying Gold* By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com "The bill being sent to the President was touted as some sort of breakthrough by key Republican negotiators, but it was more of a capitulation than anything else. Hope Trump does not sign it. So, now, the White House is saying the President will sign the bill and declare a State of Emergency on border security. Why sign it at all until it gets some work done on making more security for Americans instead of what the weasels in Cong... more »

Midnight Meme Of The Day!

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 21 hours ago
*by Noah* Trump's El Paso, Texas rally the other night gave us even more evidence that his party of cultists doesn't really care if he brings in undocumented immigrants (or "Illegals" as they obsessively call them) as long as they are working for Trump. So, I have to ask-- What if he nominated an undocumented person for a cabinet position? What if he nominated one for the Supreme Court? How far would the cult go along? I suspect they would be fine with that. It's OK as long as it's something their false prophet does. You know, like "shoot someone of Fifth Avenue." Here in New York... more »

ACLU: Senate Trampled First Amendment Rights Of Americans With Combating BDS (Boycott, Divest, Sanctions) Act

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 21 hours ago

Trump to Declare National Emergency in Dangerous Abuse of Power

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 21 hours ago
“What the President Could Do If He Declares a State of Emergency A vast array of obscure presidential powers spans … Continue reading →

Former FBI Chief: Law Enforcement Officials Mulled Ousting Trump

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 21 hours ago
To have been a good thing, they would have needed to remove Pence too. No Trump and President Pence would … Continue reading →

US House Democrats Introduce Legislation to Protect Property Owners & Environment Against Trump’s Border Land Grab

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 21 hours ago
“Democrats Introduce Legislative Package to Protect Property Owners Against the Trump Administration’s Border Land Grab Feb 14, 2019 Press Release … Continue reading →

Coroner slams police over botched investigation into Hindley Street heroin overdose

Gabriella Marchant at Just In - 21 hours ago
The South Australian coroner launches a blistering attack on police for failing to trust the coroner with evidence, labelling them as "disgusting and despicable" during an inquest into a drug death at a doctor's surgery.

Is Donald Trump healthier than he was last year?

Just In - 21 hours ago
Donald Trump has put on some pounds and is now officially obese, according to the results of his latest physical exam, but his doctor says he "remains in very good health overall". Let's take a closer look at his latest medical report card.

'I will never be able to live up to the reputation': Runner's life-or-death fight with a mountain lion

Just In - 21 hours ago
Recalling the moment a young mountain lion clamped its jaws onto his wrist and clawed at his face, Travis Kauffman says he let out a "barbarian yell" and jammed his foot onto the animal's neck, holding it there until the cat stopped thrashing.

11yo boy taken into custody for fake arrest believed it was real, police say

Just In - 21 hours ago
A female police officer is facing an internal investigation in Tasmania after an 11-year-old boy was taken into custody "to experience what it would be like to be arrested".

Sally Zou's mining company has lease suspended over dam and kangaroo deaths

Leah MacLennan at Just In - 21 hours ago
Chinese businesswoman Sally Zou's AusGold Mining Group is ordered to temporarily shut down its NSW gold mine after the illegal construction of a dam and the deaths of more than 25 kangaroos.

This US sports store owner thought he could survive without Nike … he was wrong

Just In - 21 hours ago
An American sporting goods store owner decided to ban Nike products from his shop after the company used controversial ex-NFL star Colin Kaepernick in an ad campaign. Now he's out of business.

A 'dreadful, distressing day': No criminal charges recommended over Ben Catanzariti's death

Elizabeth Byrne at Just In - 21 hours ago
The mother of Ben Catanzariti, who died on a Canberra worksite in 2012, fights back tears after the ACT coroner stops short of recommending anyone be held criminally responsible for the death.

Police shoot down reports racist, homophobic attack on Empire star was staged

Just In - 21 hours ago
Authorities dismiss media reports an incident in which two masked men shouted racial and homophobic slurs at Jussie Smollett before attacking him and putting a rope around his neck was a hoax.

School students overdose on Gold Coast

Just In - 21 hours ago
Four teenage girls are taken to hospital in a stable condition after overdosing on what is believed to be prescription drugs at their Gold Coast school this morning.

Man who claimed to be filming Channel 7 program admits scamming $5k for 'advertising'

Manika Dadson at Just In - 21 hours ago
A Tasmanian man who claimed to be filming a television program admits he sold a fake advertising package to a woman for $5,000, but is "willing to pay it back", a court hears.

Victorian farm fined after worker crushed by crates in collision with forklift

Emma Field at Just In - 21 hours ago
In what is its third conviction over workplace safety, one of the biggest vegetable producers in Victoria's east has pleaded guilty over a nasty accident that left a long-term employee unable to work.

Violent Protests Continue In Haiti

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
*AFP:* *Haiti president breaks silence after week of violent unrest* Port-au-Prince (AFP) - Haitian President Jovenel Moise on Thursday broke his silence after a week of violent protests demanding his resignation as the US announced it was pulling "non-emergency personnel" from the country over the deadly unrest. "I will not leave the country in the hands of armed gangs and drug traffickers," Moise said in a pre-recorded address broadcast on state television, speaking in Creole in the aftermath of clashes between authorities and demonstrators in the capital Port-au-Prince. Since ... more »


Editor at Dances With Bears - 22 hours ago
By John Helmer, Moscow In February 1989 I started the Moscow Bureau with a first despatch to Ta Nea, then Greece’s leading daily newspaper. That was thirty years ago, a generation in time and several generations in Russian politics. A generation is the time it takes for individuals to grow into adulthood acquiring the shared […]

Meet the 5 Deadliest Stealth Weapons of All Time (And the F-22 Made the List)

Kyle Mizokami at Test Feed Using Fields - 22 hours ago
*Kyle Mizokami* *Security, * And they aren't all in the air. *Why nothing is more deadly **than **a "stealth" weapon. * Stealth, or the idea of reducing the ability of the enemy to detect a weapon, has been around since the first caveman sewed a pocket into his clothing and hid a rock in it. *(This first appeared in 2015.)* Thousands of years later, with the ability to detect objects on the ground, in the air and at sea using electromagnetic radiation, hiding weapons in plain sight has become much harder. The idea of making an aircraft invisible to radar waves was not pursued ... more »

Quantum Radars: China's New Weapon to Take Out U.S. Stealth Fighters (Like the F-22)?

Dave Majumdar at Test Feed Using Fields - 22 hours ago
*Dave Majumdar* *Security, * Or simply impossible? *As the paper describes, quantum radar uses a novel concept in physics, which scientist are only just starting to understand. “Quantum physics says that if you create a pair of entangled photons by splitting the original photon with a crystal, a change to one entangled photon will immediately affect its twin, regardless of the distance between them,” the paper states* Could Beijing’s quantum radar technology render stealth aircraft obsolete? *(This first appeared back in 2017.)* While theoretically, if such a radar existed, it ... more »

Australian Daily Electrical Power Generation Data – Thursday 14th February 2019

By Anton Lang ~ This Post details the daily power consumption data for the AEMO coverage area in Australia. For the background information, refer to the Introductory Post at this link. Each image is shown here at a smaller size to fit on the page alongside the data for that day. If you click on […]

Video: Students Love Green New Deal … Until Hearing What’s In It

Students at the University of Miami loved Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s proposal at first. ~ Media Editors ~ Read and view more informative and FACTual (Not FAKE) articles and videos at The Patriot Post http://patriotpost.us/ https://patriotpost.us/subscribe

WashPost Puts Covington Kids-Exonerating Report On Page One

By Tim Graham ~ Three weeks ago, The Washington Post wrote a story on the allegedly racist Covington Kids, smelling a pro-Trump rat. The online headline was “A viral story spread. The mainstream media rushed to keep up. The Trump Internet pounced.” But on Thursday morning came a surprise: the front page of the Post […]

Amazon’s New York Reversal Shows Exactly Why Crony Capitalism Fails

By Rachel Greszler ~ Just months after announcing it would locate one of its headquarters in New York City, Amazon has announced that it’s pulling the plug on the Big Apple. Based on Amazon’s public statement, it seems the company couldn’t rely on the deals it had cut or the political support it had received […]

Tweets For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
#UPDATE Haitian President Moise breaks his silence after a week of violent protests demanding his resignation and as the US pulls "non-emergency personnel" from the country https://t.co/LViuzyoKji 📷 Hector Retamal pic.twitter.com/LVpoM0GMXx — AFP news agency (@AFP) February 15, 2019 US-backed Syrian fighters battle to clear final two IS villages https://t.co/VjxdG65Cp5 — BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) February 14, 2019 As deadline looms, U.S.-China trade talks move to higher level pic.twitter.com/zAlX1CvjAQ — Reuters Top News (@Reuters) February 15, 2019 US forces are bombing Li... more »

India and Iran suffer heavy losses after terrorists utilizing Pakistan claim both attacks

Lee Jay at Modern Tokyo Times - 22 hours ago
India and Iran suffer heavy losses after terrorists utilizing Pakistan claim both attacks Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times India and Iran have suffered heavy losses after two separate terrorist attacks have killed many security forces. It is known that 27 members of the Revolutionary Guards in Iran were killed after Islamic […]

February 15th – 2019 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #757

sundance at The Last Refuge - 22 hours ago
In an effort to keep the Daily Open Thread a little more open topic we are going to start a new daily thread for “Presidential Politics”. Please use this thread to post anything relating to the Donald Trump Administration and … Continue reading →

Friday February 15th – Open Thread

sundance at The Last Refuge - 22 hours ago
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come. THY WILL BE DONE, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those … Continue reading →

Refugee Rights And Australian Footballer Hakeem Al-Araibi

Binoy KAMPMARK at OrientalReview.org - 22 hours ago
“Al-Araibi’s case has become a crucial test of world football’s commitment to human rights.” So observed the director of the Castan Centre for Human Rights at Monash University, Sarah Joseph, in a piece last month. “Is this commitment real, or is it a public relations statement tossed aside when the […] The post Refugee Rights And Australian Footballer Hakeem Al-Araibi appeared first on OrientalReview.org.

Tennessee Senate considers closing raw milk loophole; sponsor cites outbreaks

Dan Flynn at Food Safety News - 22 hours ago
Raw milk distributed from French Broad Farm in East Knox County, TN, through a cow share program sickened a dozen children this past summer. After the E. coli outbreak, the farm shut down the cow-share program. State Sen. Richard Briggs, R-Knoxville, thinks the time has come to end the cow-share loophole statewide. His Senate Bill... Continue Reading

Denmark E. coli outbreak declared over; Salmonella investigation continues

Joe Whitworth at Food Safety News - 22 hours ago
Danish officials have ended an investigation into an outbreak of E. coli that affected almost 40 people, but they are continuing to look at a Salmonella monophasic Typhimurium outbreak that has sickened almost 50 people. For the E. coli outbreak, it was not possible to find the source of infection, officials report, but there was... Continue Reading

Rep. DeLauro says she’s had enough with FDA’s delays in water quality enforcement

News Desk at Food Safety News - 22 hours ago
Leaders at the Food and Drug Administration charged with implementing the Food Safety Modernization Act knew agricultural water standards weren’t going to be met by someone in Washington D.C. snapping their fingers. They decided more time for education and training would be required. The original 2018 compliance date for the FSMA water quality standards was... Continue Reading

Nine hospitalized with Salmonella infections linked to Vietnamese rolls

News Desk at Food Safety News - 22 hours ago
Nine people have been admitted to hospitals in connection with a Salmonella outbreak in Australia that has been linked to raw egg butter, pate or barbecue pork ingredients. A notice from South Australia (SA) Health said the agency is investigating a cluster of Salmonella cases linked to three Angkor Bakery stores in the northern suburbs. There... Continue Reading

China Warns Of An Impending 'High-Tech Cold War'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
Over 140 companies will present their latest AI applications in the areas of finance, smart manufacturing, education, transportation, healthcare, retail and services at the 2018 World Artificial Intelligence Conference in Shanghai from September 17 to 19. Speakers from 40 companies, including Google, Alibaba, Tencent, Huawei, Microsoft, SAP and Baidu are expected to attend forums at the event. Photos: Yang Hui/GT *Global Times: **Chinese State Media Warns of Impending ‘High-Tech Cold War’ Fueled by A.I. Competition* In its latest move to maintain leadership in the high-tech sector,... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
In a photo taken on 13 February, 2019, chefs prepare food during North Korea's national cooking competition in Pyongyang. © AFP 2018 / Ed Jones *WNU Editor*: The above picture is form this photo-gallery .... *Iron Chef a la Pyongyang: North Korea Holds Cooking Contest* (Sputnik).

Navy's Top SEAL: Murder, Ethical Lapses, And Drug Allegations Are Impacting Special Ops

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Sgt. Daniel P. Shook/Wikimedia Commons *Task & Purpose*: *Navy's top SEAL says he's reviewing training and ethics amid murder and drug allegations in special ops * SAN DIEGO — The commander of Naval Special Warfare said Wednesday that he recently commissioned a 90-day review of recruiting, selection, training, and leadership development in his command amid allegations of drug use, murder, and other ethical lapses within the SEAL community. "We are looking hard as a learning organization to self assess to see, are we assessing and selecting the right people? Are we holding them acc... more »

A Look At Russia's MiG-31

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Image: Creative Commons. *RT:* *Russian supersonic MiG-31s face off in stratosphere training (VIDEO) * Two Russian MiG-31 supersonic fighter jets honed their skills during stratosphere drills in training footage released by the defense ministry. One MiG-31 long-range interceptor played the role of an aircraft violating Russian airspace during an exercise for fighter pilots from Yelizovo airbase in Kamchatka. It was cruising at an altitude of 20km, well into the stratosphere, and at “maximum speed.” The defense ministry did not provide exact details, but at that altitude, a MiG-3... more »

'Those that don't fear ASIC will be making an error': Watchdog threatens tough new penalties

Peter Ryan at Just In - 1 day ago
The corporate watchdog puts white-collar criminals on notice with "game-changing" new proposed penalties including steep fines and potential jail terms of fifteen years.

Plan to raise rainbow flags across Victoria

Larissa Romensky at Just In - 1 day ago
A negative response at a rainbow flag raising ceremony at a central Victorian high school has inspired one organisation to make flags available to schools and other community centres across the state.

Fisherman cleared of murder after fight over 'racial' comment turned fatal

Charlotte Hamlyn at Just In - 1 day ago
A jury clears 35-year-old fisherman Andrew Doan of murdering Charles McCarthy after a fight in Fremantle in which he was accused of stabbing him in the head with a screwdriver.

PM tells Queensland graziers flood devastation will take years to repair

Just In - 1 day ago
Parts of flood-ravaged Queensland will take years to rebuild, Scott Morrison warns during a visit to a Cloncurry property overcome with rotting carcasses, while the state's Deputy Premier declares all insurance claims will be assessed.

Adelaide's Catholic Archdiocese wants to stop 'radical' changes to abortion laws

Rebecca Puddy at Just In - 1 day ago
Adelaide's Catholic Archdiocese will enter the debate over South Australian abortion law reform, with a letter from the church set to be distributed to parishioners this weekend.

Former NT chief minister's evidence rejected in Supreme Court scuffle between developer and gas giant

Christopher Walsh at Just In - 1 day ago
A Northern Territory Supreme Court judge rejects evidence given by former Government officials — including ex-chief minister Adam Giles — and Darwin developer Halikos Group's senior managers during legal action over a $300 million deal with Japanese gas giant Inpex.

Cheryl hasn't been seen since 1970, now the man accused of killing her has had his charges dropped

Mazoe Ford at Just In - 1 day ago
A murder charge against a man accused of killing toddler Cheryl Grimmer, who went missing almost 50 years ago, is dropped after a key piece of evidence was ruled inadmissible in court.

ABC is looking for its new boss, even as the old one challenges her dismissal

Peter Ryan at Just In - 1 day ago
The ABC board is advertising for a new managing director to replace Michelle Guthrie, even though a new ABC chair is yet to be appointed and Ms Guthrie is still challenging her dismissal.

Ilhan Omar Did Not Make An Antisemitic Statement-- But That Isn't Stopping AIPAC And Their Rightwing Allies From Going Ape-Shit

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
You may not remember Victoria Wulsin but she was one of the very first candidates ever endorsed by Blue America. Back in 2006 she decided to take on right-wing crackpot Mean Jean Schmidt in a southern Ohio district that stretched over 7 counties from the outskirts of Cincinnati into the Appalachians. One of her staffers-- fresh out of college-- was Ady Barkan, now a renowned 36 year old attorney and much-admired activist at the Center for Popular Democracy. This week, Barkan wrote a piece for *The Nation*, What Ilhan Omar Said About AIPAC Was Right, detailing a nexus between Wulsi... more »

Senate Finds Zero Evidence of Trump-Russia Collusion Conspiracy After Years of Media Hysteria

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
RT Published on Feb 14, 2019 The Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman has reiterated that there is no direct evidence that Donald Trump was colluding with Russia during the 2016 presidential race. He’s been leading a two-year investigation into the matter. end

BBC Producer’s Syria Bombshell: Douma “Gas Attack” Footage “Was Staged”

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
BBC Producer’s Syria Bombshell: Douma “Gas Attack” Footage “Was Staged” by Tyler Durden, https://www.zerohedge.com/ Now approaching nearly a year after the April 7, 2018 alleged chemical attack in Douma, Syria — which the White House used as a pretext to bomb Syrian government facilities and bases throughout Damascus — a BBC reporter who investigated the incident on the ground has issued […]

Netanyahu Tweets ‘War with Iran’ Then Replaces It with ‘Combating Iran’

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
RT Published on Feb 14, 2019 #Israel and Arab countries are in talks “in order to advance the common interest of war with #Iran”, Prime Minister Benjamin #Netanyahu has said, although the translation from Hebrew was later downgraded to a mere “struggle.” READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/9ob1 end

Resist Trump and Stop Brexit: Globalists Throw in Towel — Plot to Reinvent New World Order

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
TruNews Streamed live on Feb 13, 2019 On today’s edition of TruNews, we discuss the demise of the old world order which birthed the resist Trump movement and the anti Brexit hysteria, and we address what we believe will take its place. In the headlines we detail the secret war summit in Poland being used to […]

Palestine’s Hamas, Fatah Movements Denounce US ‘Deal of Century’ for Middle East

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Palestine’s Hamas, Fatah Movements Denounce US ‘Deal of Century’ for Middle East by https://www.presstv.com/ Two major Palestinian rival groups, the West Bank-based Fatah party and the Gaza-based Hamas resistance movement, have expressed their strong opposition to US President Donald Trump’s “deal of the century” on the so-called Middle East peace process. – The strongly-worded statements were […]

War Propaganda: IDF Warns Hamas Likely to Spark War in Gaza in Bid for International Support

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
This article is Zionist ‘666’ WAR Propaganda! The intent is clear: Zionist ‘666’ Israel wants to start a war. And, IMO, drive the Palestinians (REAL JEWS) into the Sinai desert in fulfillment of Revelation 12:6,13-14, biblical prophecy. Hamas, I have documented this countless times, is a creation of Israel. It is still under the control […]

Deutsche Bank to pay C$5.5 Million to Settle Canadian Gold And Silver Market-Rigging Cases

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Deutsche Bank to pay C$5.5 Million to Settle Canadian Gold And Silver Market-Rigging Cases by cpowell, http://www.gata.org/ Dear Friend of GATA and Gold: – Deutsche Bank has agreed to pay nearly C$5.5 million to settle class-action lawsuits in Canada accusing the bank of manipulating the gold and silver markets, according to the Toronto law firm representing the […]

Trump Will Leave Office In One of Five Ways — Rumors Circulate That Trump Is Done In March

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
By hanging President Andrew Jackson’s portrait in his Oval office, Trump is signalling publicly he wants to end the FedRes! All 4 presidents that have attempted to do so have suffered assassination attempts. JFK and Lincoln got killed, Jackson and Reagan survived the assassination attempts. – Trump has employed a “sound money”, gold standard expert, […]

Israeli PM’s Office Deletes Tweet Citing ‘Interest in War With Iran’

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Is Israel intent on war with Iran? They are already at war with Iran and have publicly admitted they have attacked thousands of Iranian targets in Syria. Netanyahu’s intention is clear: Israel wants to enlarge the war with Iran and wants to rope in the Sunni world led by the House of Saud to attack […]

Trumped Up Prophecies: How Kabbalah Wizards & Christian Zionists Are Trying to Build a Third Temple

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Zionism, the modern Zionist movement, is Satanic. At the heart of the Zionist flag is the Satanic Hexagram. It does not get any clearer than this. Zionist ‘666’ Israel is NOT the Israel of the Bible. It is a Satanic LIE, HERESY! If a nation flies a ‘666’ flag, is it of God or Satan? […]

Lebanon’s Hezbollah Condemns Terror Attack on IRGC Forces

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Lebanon’s Hezbollah Condemns Terror Attack on IRGC Forces by https://www.presstv.com/ The Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah has strongly denounced a deadly terrorist attack on a group of Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) forces in southeastern Iran, accusing the US, the Israeli regime and their regional allies of nurturing the Takfiri elements behind the Wednesday attack. – Hezbollah said in a […]

Rouhani Blames US, Israel For Attack on Iran’s Revolutionary Guards – Reports

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Rouhani Blames US, Israel For Attack on Iran’s Revolutionary Guards – Reports by https://sputniknews.com/, 14 Feb 2019 Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has blamed the US and regional powers, including Israel, for a deadly suicide attack against the country’s Revolutionary Guards that occurred the day before in southeastern Iran, Iranian state TV reported on Thursday. – “The […]

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